THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy M. Graham, Assistant Principal;

LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

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Office Hours: M-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISION

The vision of Midway Elementary School is for students to become self-directed, life-long learners who are responsible thinkers, collaborative workers, and productive citizens for the 21st century.


MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION

The mission of Midway Elementary School is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment, in collaboration with our community, which fosters the total development of every child.

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April 13, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


What a beautiful day it has been been! Our Mustangs have enjoyed our Western Wear Day and Ice Cream! Please do ask them to share a great big "YEEHAW!" with you. It has been a fun day!


I do need to ask our morning car rider parents to please remember that our tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m. Our tardies have really increased since the time change and every minute counts in our instructional day. The State Department of Education now has an attendance program that calculates each minute your child is present and/or absent from class. Please have your child to school on time.


A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to our PTO and Mustang Fest Committee which was chaired by Richenda Batson. THANK YOU for your hard work on this event! I truly know that their hearts are broken as this is hard work that did not come to fruition. You did make today special for our students so know that your work is not going unnoticed. Thank YOU!


Please add Monday evening at 6:30 to your calendars! We are hosting our Spring Arts Festival! Our musical and artistic talents will shine as they show their growth on this magical evening!!!


Have a wonderful weekend! Read, exercise, and enjoy technology free time with your child!


Jan Fickling, Principal

Western Wear Day!

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Congratulations to our raffle prize winner of the EZYstroller! RJ Sottosanti!

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Midway Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrollment Information for 2018-2019


We are excited to announce that Midway Elementary School is currently enrolling students for our full-day tuition based four-year-old program. In order to attend, your child must be four years old on or before September 1. There are no performance standards or tests required for admission. Any child living in the Midway Elementary School attendance zone is eligible to attend our program. Parents of students not zoned for MES will be required to sign a waiver requiring them to return back to their home school for regular kindergarten.


Enrollment for students zoned to MES will begin April 17, 2018. We will open the enrollment up to individuals outside of our MES zone beginning May 1, 2018. The class size is capped at 20. Once we have reached capacity, interested individuals will be placed on a waiting list in the event someone drops out of the class.


Tuition for the program is a total of $5,250.00 to be paid in 10 installments. A non-refundable $250.00 deposit is due upon enrollment (which will be deducted from the first month’s tuition). The remainder of the first month’s tuition ($275.00) will be due by the first day of school. The other nine payments will be drafted monthly. All drafts will be made on the 15th of each month. Over three rejected drafts, will cancel the draft privilege. At that time, full payment will need to be submitted by cash, money order or cashier’s check for the remaining tuition balance payable to Lexington School District One. Failure to submit will result in the child’s withdrawal from the 4-K program at MES.


A learning fee of $100 will also be due by the first day of school. This fee will cover supplies, materials, and additional financial support for your child’s academic program. Please be reminded that the state of South Carolina only fully funds five-year-old kindergarten.


What steps should I take to enroll my child?

Enrollment forms are available at Midway Elementary School and will be accepted beginning April 17, 2018 for zoned students, and May1, 2018 for out of zone students.

To enroll, you will need the child’s birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residency.


ONLY 20 SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE

Your space is guaranteed with your non-refundable $250 deposit.

If you have additional questions, please contact our school at 803-821-0300.


***Parents must provide transportation to and from school. No bus transportation for the 4k program***

Relay For Life Luminaries

We want you to have the opportunity to pay tribute to your loved ones . You do not need to be an actual participant in Relay For Life to take part in this special tribute. With your donation a bag will be lit for your loved one. The cost is a minimum donation of $10 for a bag you can decorate. Please fill out the attached form with your donation and a bag will be sent home with your child to decorate.
Relay For Life Luminary Forms

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MES Student Council Food Drive April 9-16th

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Another Great PTO Restaurant Night at Sonic!

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Lexington One Spirit Day with the Columbia Fireflies!

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Learning Commons:

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ART:

April Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends, Gardner and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month,

Grades K – 5, to be the Artist of the Month.


Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for April.


Grade K: Breanne Solomon

Grade One: Parker Robertson

Grade Two: Cooper Halloran

Grade Three: Ellie Merck

Grade Four: Barry (Mac) Raines

Grade Five: Eunwoo Choi

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Parents, the MES School Counseling Team is in the process of making plans for the 2018-2019 school year. We would like to find out if you are interested in having your student participate in a mentor program. Mentors would be adult community members that have gone through a background check and will be interviewed by one of the counselors. The survey does not obligate you to participate nor does it guarantee that your student will be placed with a mentor.


https://goo.gl/forms/3f1qZamXL4KRdVw53

Third Grade State House Field Trip

We are beginning our field trips to the State House and Confederate Relic Room. Howell and Whyde went yesterday. Others go Friday and finish Tuesday of next week.
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Mustang Shout Out!


A poem written by Mrs. Locklair's 4th grade student, Flynn Jeffcoat.


WHERE I’M FROM

By: Flynn Jeffcoat


I am from dryer balls, From dishwashers and vacuums.

I am from white flowers,

From the long creak of the back door. I am from sticks covering the ground,

From skinned knees to parched throats.

I am from foam darts and long wars

From Jackson to Catherine.

I’m from the “yes ma’ams”

And “thank yous”

From “come here” to “scram”.

From prayer dice to Children’s Bibles

And 16 verses I can recite.

From Aunt Jemima Syrup

To bare tea.

From stories told of purple hearts

And my oldest family.

I am from cracked bins

Leaking long gone faces.

Stories told between sobs and smiles,

Long pauses and rushed words,

Anger and joy.

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Mustang Shout Out!!

Anistyn Gleaton (Kroll 2nd grade) participated in the USA SC state gymnastics meet last weekend in Greenville. She won the state championship in her age group on the balance beam and is also the ALL AROUND state champion in her age group!!! Congratulations Anistyn! We are proud of our Mustangs!
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Thank you to our Wild Wild West Mustang Fest 2018 Sponsors!

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New Blog from Mrs. Mixon

How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."


Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


Students will be picked up in the hallways at 7:10.





5th Grade – Monday

4th Grade – Tuesday

3rd Grade –Wednesday

1st & 2nd Grade – Thursday

Kindergarten - Friday

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.

Mustang Fest Winners-Cowboy Hat Design Contest

Congratulations Mustang Artist!


Ben Cohoon-Lloyd

Caitlyn Miller-Shealy


Mary Catherine Stone-Peksenar

Jacob Chernick-Park


Trey Hill-Chartrand

Claire Cancilia-Whyde


Maddie Freeland-Lemmon

Justice Skeen-Sharpe

Blake Adams-Senn


Hailee Thomas-Gallo

Brock Godfrey-Scott




​Congratulations Mustangs!​

Midway's Spring Music Festival: